FirstMate Weight Control/Senior Pacific Ocean Fish Meal Formula Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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FirstMate’s Pacific Ocean Fish Weight Control/Senior formula uses only wild fish from the herring family as a single source, novel protein. This reduced calorie or senior diet offers ideal bite size kibble and glucosamine to aid in joint health. This formula is very rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids producing a healthy skin and coat for your dog. Single source protein (fish) and carbohydrates (potatoes) means this is one of the most simple, easily digestible, grain free diets available in today’s market. FirstMate Pacific Ocean Fish Formula is great for rotation or elimination diets. All FirstMate formulations are manufactured at our plant located in Chilliwack B.C. Canada with care.

Key Benefits

  • Single source, novel protein & single source carbohydrate, eliminates the risk of allergies derived from chicken. A great hypoallergenic formula
  • Reduced calorie formula, ideal for seniors, less active dogs, or overweight pups
  • Grain-free recipe for a simple, easily digestible meal that’s ideal for rotation or elimination diets
  • Glucosamine to aid in joint health, added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Made in Canada with the best ingredient quality available

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  • Item Number
    88359
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Senior
  • Made in
    Canada
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Weight Control

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Potato, Pacific Ocean Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat* (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Iodine, Cobalt Carbonate, Selenium Yeast), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, D-Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Yeast Extract (a Source of Prebiotics) Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

Caloric Content

  1. 3,060 kcal/kg, 474 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fibre 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Magnesium 0.09% max
Ash 6.0% max
Calcium 0.8% min
Phosphorous 0.5% min
Glucosamine 100mg/kg
Calcium/Phosphorous Ratio 1.6:1

Feeding Instructions

Weight Senior/Less Active Daily Feeding (Cups) Adult Daily Feeding (Cups) Puppy Daily Feeding (Cups)
2 - 5 lbs 1/8 - 1/4 1/8 - 1/4 1/8 - 1/4
5 - 10 lbs 1/8 - 1/4 1/4 - 1/3 1/4 - 1/3
10 - 20 lbs 1/4 - 1/2 1/3 - 2/3 1/3 - 3/4
20 - 30 lbs 1/2 - 3/4 2/3 - 1 3/4 - 1 1/4
30 - 50 lbs 3/4 - 1 1/2 1 - 1 3/4 1 1/4 - 2
50 - 70 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 2 - 2 3/4
70 - 90 lbs 2 - 2 1/2 2 1/4 - 3 2 3/4 - 3 1/2
90 - 110 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 3 - 3 3/4 3 1/2 - 4 1/4
110 - 140 lbs 3 - 4 3 3/4 - 4 1/2 4 1/4 - 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do your products appear different at times?

Our products contain natural ingredients without the addition of artificial coloring or binders. As a result, you may note variation in the appearance of our products between batches.

Chicken Fat and Chicken Allergies:

Our bodies and our pet’s bodies react differently with proteins and fats. An allergy is caused by the bodies reaction with the protein of what we’ve come in contact with. Our chicken fat is free of chicken protein and will therefore not cause a reaction for those animals with a chicken allergy.

Do you use GMO ingredients?

No, FirstMate and Kasiks do not contain GMO ingredients.

What is a meal? How does it compare to a fresh meat?

Chicken meal is a concentrated source of chicken protein in which most of the moisture and some of the fat has been removed. Meals such as these provide nearly 4 times more protein than the fresh ingredients.

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  • Firstmate actually answers their phone :-)

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    As a Doberman owner, my breed needs a low copper diet. Under 15 PPM. For my senior dog, I needed a grain free food with a low protein level but also keeping the copper level low. This was not easy to find. I searched for hours and finally found this formula but looking at the copper content, it was not near the bottom which concerned me greatly. So I called the company's 800 # and they were wonderful to talk to. They looked up their actual copper content and it was 13.2 PPM, under the 15 PPM which eased my mind greatly. Thank you Chewy for carrying this and thank you Firstmate for being there.

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  • Great food for a 1 - Kidney Dog in Renal Failure

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    Our dog had a kidney removed and the other - well, we've been told it boarders renal failure so protection is VITAL. He's a 5-year old Akita, about 95lbs. After several hours of research this dog food - specifically the Senior - had the best phosphorus levels for a grain-free, high quality dry dog food - exactly what we needed. I use a combination of this and a Castor and Pollux Tripe Wet Dog food (Half and Half). After keeping him on a steady diet, his kidney values seem consistent. It's a bonus that he loves it!

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  • Great for allergies

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    We were worried about the use of chicken fat for both our cat and dog and are relieved this hasn't been a problem. First Mate's FAQ page explains: "...An allergy is caused by the bodies reaction with the protein of what we’ve come in contact with. Our chicken fat is free of chicken protein and will therefore not cause a reaction for those animals with a chicken allergy." We started with their cat food when, even after repeated vet visits, our cat ate copiously and kept losing weight. Switching to First Mate made all the difference. So we tried it on our dog, who suffers from immune-oriented arthritic problems, and she's been doing great too. We were able to take her off steroids vets had put We were worried about the use of chicken fat for both our cat and dog and are relieved this hasn't been a problem. First Mate's FAQ page explains: "...An allergy is caused by the bodies reaction with the protein of what we’ve come in contact with. Our chicken fat is free of chicken protein and will therefore not cause a reaction for those animals with a chicken allergy." We started with their cat food when, even after repeated vet visits, our cat ate copiously and kept losing weight. Switching to First Mate made all the difference. So we tried it on our dog, who suffers from immune-oriented arthritic problems, and she's been doing great too. We were able to take her off steroids vets had put her on for a year+. There might have been other contributing factors in our dog's health improving, but we feel there's a good chance diet has something to do with it. … more

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  • Buddy loves it!!

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    Great healthy food. My Buddy liked it immediately. I am sure it will control his weight better.

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  • So far so good

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    I was looking for a senior grain free dry dog food that was also NOT chicken or turkey and weight management. So far so good... diarrhea has stopped and my 13 yr old Lab eats it usually. Whether it will help with weight management is too early to tell. Thanks for helping me find it!

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  • Wonderful product for aging dogs

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    I bought this for my weimaraner after she developed arthritis at 11 and I had noticed she was gaining a bit of weight. She loves it and having already been on grain free for the majority of her life, this seemed like the next step to keep her happy as she ages. My beagle and weim puppy get a few pieces mixed in with their normal kibble as well and seem more excited about their meal times now. So glad I found this product on an already well appreciated site and thankful they are keeping the price reasonable so I can continue to afford it for my sweet girl as she ages.

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  • Poultry Allergy

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    There is chicken fat in this product and for dog with poultry allergies, not for you.

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  • Excellent quality for fish loving dogs

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    Excellent product! Our 12 yr. old Lab has a sensitive stomach and needs to keep his weight in check; he's also a fish lover, and we're having difficulty getting his old brand of fish meal dry kibble. The Chewy rep suggested trying First Mate for Seniors with weight control and we didn't miss a beat.....we'll be ordering this on a regular basis.

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  • Great for dogs who need special kidney diets

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    I have 2 senior shelties who both have kidney issues. I have started them on this food and so far they are doing well on it. I refuse to feed my dogs subpar, vet prescription diets, as those foods do not contain quality ingredients. This food has low phosphorus which is what is recommended for compromised kidneys. Yes, potato is the first ingredient and the food has overall low protein, but for my senior dogs it is what they need at this stage of their life with the health conditions they have.

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  • Perfect kibble for our 10 yo GSD

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    Our GSD has been, is, and always will be a picky eater. But he loves this kibble - as a matter of fact, instead of allowing us to mix the old and new (so he could get used to it, don't ya know), he didn't just eat around the old kibble. No. He SPAT OUT the old kibble, insisting that he only eat this new kibble. So there you go - I didn't taste it myself, but it appeals to our picky picky GSD.

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